Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Windows 10

How to Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Windows 10

When you start typing some text in Notepad, Word or in other text editor, your cursor turns into a blinking line. Due to this, some users have an issue finding the text cursor in the middle of a large amount of text, during a presentation, or on the screen in an educational setting. The new Text cursor indicator will help you see and find the text cursor wherever you are at any time. You can specify its size.

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Starting with Windows 10 build 18945, you can enable the new Text cursor indicator that will help you see and find the text cursor wherever you are at any time. You can select from a range of sizes for the text cursor indicator and make it a color easy for you to see. Or, personalize the color of your text cursor indicator to your personal preference.

Text Cursor Color Size

If you are interesting in changing the size of the Text Cursor indicator, use can use either Settings or a Registry tweak. Let's review both methods.

To Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Windows 10,

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Ease of access -> Text Cursor.
  3. On the right, see the Use text cursor indicator section.
  4. Adjust the position of the Change text cursor indicator size slider. The value can be in the range of 1 (smallest) to 5 (highest).Windows 10 Change Text Cursor Indicator Size In Windows 10

You are done. Here are some screenshots.

Largest (5):

Windows 10 Text Cursor Indicator Size 5

Default (3):

Windows 10 Text Cursor Indicator Size Default

Smallest (1):

Windows 10 Text Cursor Indicator Size 1

Alternatively, you can enable or disable with feature with a Registry tweak.

Change Text Cursor Indicator Size with Registry Tweak

  1. Download the following ZIP archive: Download ZIP archive.
  2. Extract its contents to any folder. You can place the files directly to the Desktop.
  3. Unblock the files.
  4. Double click on one the files from the following set to merge it.
    • Set Text Cursor Indicator Size To 5.reg
    • Set Text Cursor Indicator Size To 4.reg
    • Set Text Cursor Indicator Size To 3.reg
    • Set Text Cursor Indicator Size To 2.reg
    • Set Text Cursor Indicator Size To 1.reg

You are done!

How it works

The Registry files above modify the Registry branch:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Accessibility\CursorIndicator]

Tip: See how to go to a Registry key with one click.

There, you need to set the IndicatorType 32-bit DWORD value to

  • 1 = Size 1 (small)
  • 2 = Size 2
  • 3 = Size 3
  • 4 = Size 4
  • 5 = Size 5 (large)

Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.

That's it.

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2 thoughts on “Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Windows 10

  1. tukon

    The registry key is not correct. You need to change it to :
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Accessibility\CursorIndicator]

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you.

      Reply

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